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Mar 11, 2011 4:00am EST
. they would give me an african name, barack, or "blessed," believing that in a tolerant america your name is no barrier to success. >> but his father only stayed for a couple of years. and then, he went to study at harvard, and left the mom and the son behind. >> the marriage really fell apart at that point. he ultimately moved back to africa. >> narrator: he would only see his american son one other time. there were other women, and seven other children. >> his whole family seems to have been pretty free-thinking. and they seem to have been a pretty non-conformist household. and certainly, his mother went on to be a very free-thinking and much-traveled person. >> narrator: his mother remarried. they moved to indonesia, but her ambitions for her son were decidedly american. >> she came into my room at 4:00 in the morning, force fed me breakfast, and proceeded to teach me my english lessons for three hours before i left for school and she went to work. i offered stiff resistance to this regimen. she would patiently repeat her most powerful defense-- "this is no picnic for me either, buster
Mar 1, 2011 10:30pm EST
about higher education in america. he and his investors have turned around a half a dozen colleges that now enroll close to 40,000 students. there are people who would say, look, this guy, michael clifford, he never went to college, he was a musician, he sort of drifted around, he had a born-again experience. do you have the credibility, do you have the bona fides to be determining the future of colleges around the country? >> no, i don't, but i'm doing it, and i think that's the great thing. only in america. i mean, my new book is called "how to run a college by a guy that never went to one." >> smith: and clifford doesn't act alone. he attracts some of america's biggest investors, like former g.e. chairman jack welch. according to the wall street journal, welch invested $2 million in one of clifford's schools. >> i invest in bonds and other things. invest in all these widgets i invest in, private equity. or invest in a school. hi, i'm jack welch. it's education for profit. i like this investment more than any one i got. >> ( laughs ).=miu/b >> smith: traditional colleges raise c
Mar 3, 2011 9:00pm PST
>> every day in america, nearly 7,000 people die. and when it happens suddenly, it's assumed there will be an investigation, like in "csi." >> you seeing what i'm seeing, sid? >> but the reality is very different. >> i myself have worked with a single light dangling over my autopsy table. >> death investigators are struggling. >> we've had to hire a refrigerated truck to store bodies and body parts, because we just don't have enough room in our refrigerator. >> in some states, the person who determines how someone died is an elected official. >> bergman: you've been elected how many times? >> ten. >> bergman: you're a politician. >> oh, don't call me a politician.píiÑo >> in some places, there are few qualifications... '> yes, sir, that's correct. >> ...and there is no national regulation. >> one pathologist had been arrested for drunk driving on his way to work. he was giving crazy answers about how he thought people died. >> tonight... >> bergman: the body was found over there? >> ...frontline correspondant lowell bergman reports with prop
Mar 22, 2011 9:00pm EDT
surprisingly, i find that i feel much the way i imagine immigrants to america must have felt in the 19th century. i cannot stay where i have been, and i embark on a journey to a destination of which i have only heard the vaguest rumors. >> narrator: on the day of his scheduled suicide, craig ewert arrives at an apartment building in zurich, switzerland, along with his wife mary. five months earlier, ewert, a 59-year-old american, was diagnosed with als, often called lou gehrig's disease. if he carries through with his plan, his body will leave this building in a hearse by the end of the day. >> i'm not really asking myself if i want to do it or not. i do want to do it. but, you know, there are other things in my life that i've wanted to do that i didn't do. ( elevator rings ) >> so, the nurse the other day didn't shave you, did she? >> narrator: a chicago native, craig ewert began to seriously consider suicide in the summer of 2006 while living in northern england. >> it got to be the middle of the august and... and i fell down coming inside from having been out. and it was rather trauma
Mar 29, 2011 9:00pm EDT
in america. >> bergman: what vaccaro calls fraud, the ncaa proudly defends. they say the revenue from march madness goes back to the schools and pays for other ncaa tournaments. >> so, the ncaa runs 88 national championships, but it is men's basketball that allows the golf championship to go on, or the volleyball championship to go on, because those, of course, don't generate that same kind of revenue. >> bergman: so it's men's basketball that essentially subsidizes the rest of these championships. >> yes, that's exactly right. this is an incredible organization that serves our universities and our student- athletes so well. >> bergman: earlier this year, at his first ncaa convention, mark emmert spoke about the student-athlete. >> what makes sense to me is to talk about and think about student-athletes as "pre- professional," as people who are in training for what they will do in their life. that's what all of our students are like. they're pre-professional, and some of them happen to play sports. >> robert griffin iii, star quarterback for the baylor university bears... >> bergman: emmert
Mar 24, 2011 9:00pm PDT
-new opportunity to start selling girls to north america. >> so the next step for her is to find those kind of girls for me. >> narrator: newspaper ads are often used by recruiters. some women understand they're code for sex work, but a good percentage are fooled by the traffickers. >> ( translated ): 70% of the girls know exactly where they're going and what they're going for. 20% of them agree to be exotic dancers, but often don't expect what else might happen to them. and the remaining 10% are totally unaware-- in other words, they are brought there under false pretenses. >> narrator: once moved out of moldova, ukraine, and the other major source countries, the women's trafficking odyssey begins. for katia, it's now been five weeks in captivity, and all communication with her traffickers has gone dead. trafficking victims often disappear without a trace. what little we know about what katia may be enduring is pieced together from those who manage to escape. today, 23-year-old tania is seeing her family for the first time since she was trafficked to the underground brothels of turkey. >>
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